Marykkundoru Kunjaadu theatrical poster
|Produced by||Vaishakh Movies and Ansil James|
|Written by||Benny P Nayarambalam|
|Edited by||Manoj Bhai
|Distributed by||Vysakh Cinemas & PJ Entertainments|
|Budget||₹3.5 crore (US$520,000)|
|Box office||₹140 million (US$2.1 million)|
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (Mary has a little lamb) is a 2010 Malayalam comedy film directed by Shafi, starring Dileep, Bhavana and Biju Menon in the lead roles. The film was released on 25 December 2010 which went on to become a blockbuster completing 150 days and eventually became the third highest grossing Malayalam film of 2010.
A sequel for the movie is announced.
The story takes place in a remote village where the majority of the people are Christians. Solomon (Dileep), the son of GeeVarghese sexton (Vijayaraghavan), a simple soul who is quiet in nature and fears virtually everything around, thus earning the nickname Kunjaadu (little lamb). His mother, Mary (Vinaya Prasad),was Ittichan's (Innocent) (a rich landlord) crush. He named his daughter Mary (Bhavana) after Solomon's mother. He wanted Solomon to love his daughter dearly and then he would marry her to some other person so that he gets to know the pain that he felt when he lost his lover. He promises the church that he will give another cross made out of gold to the church if Solomon marries some other girl but if he wants to marry his daughter then Solomon must give a cross to church. Mary (Bhavana) has been in love with Solomon right from their childhood days. Meanwhile, a man (Biju Menon) with rugged looks comes to Solomon's house and Solomon, who is overjoyed at getting some fearless company, gets the man accepted by his whole family under the guise that he is his long-lost brother Jose. He does so much for the family and gets involved in agriculture and develops the families living. Later, Solomon finds that there is more to his so-called brother than he thought initially,where he has killed a girl and was imprisoned for 7 years. Finally he finds that Jose has stolen the cross and hid it in Solomon's land 7 years ago and came again to take it. Solomon warns his family that even if is their brother, he should be watched or else he'll burn down the house. Their parents don't take it seriouly but later when the family is away, Jose burns the house down and everyone thinks it is Solomon who did it. Solomon later finds out that Jose's old friend who also wants the golden cross was the one who killed the girl, who was Jose's wife. A fight occurs between Solomon and both the thieves. Jose's friend get smashed down and rings the church bell telling that he got cross and saves Jose by telling that he was the one who help him capture the thief, and because Solomon always considered him as a brother. everyone becomes happy and Ittichan gives his daughter's hand to Solomon.
- Dileep as Solomon
- Biju Menon as Jose, whose actual name is Vishnu
- Bhavana as Mary, Solomon's love interest (Voice dubbed by Sreeja Ravi)
- Vijayaraghavan as Geeevarghese Kapyaar, Solomon's father
- Vinaya Prasad as Marychedathy, Solomon's mother
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Kundukuzhy Achan, the priest
- Innocent as Ittichan, Mary's father
- Salim Kumar as Lolappan, the coffin dealer and Solomon's friend.
- Sreelatha Namboothiri
- Kochu Preman as Mary's uncle
- Nimisha Suresh as Cicily, Solomon's sister
- Ambika Mohan as Mary's mother
- Ponnamma Babu as Chanda Maria
- Chali Pala ... Thoma
- T. P. Madhavan .... Dr Pisharady
- Jai as Solomon's sister
- Anand as Johnykutty, Mary's brother
- Kalabhavan Haneef as Bus conductor
- Appa Haja as Mary's brother
- Sajitha Betti as Celine
- Renjusha Menon as Lolappan's wife
|Soundtrack album by Berny-Ignatius|
|Released||20 December 2010|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Satyam Music Through Matrubhumi Music|
The soundtrack of the film was released on 20 December 2010. It had music scored by composers Berny-Ignatius". Lyrics were provided by Anil Panachooran. There was no special launch for the audio release and the music were given straight through the audio sellers.
All lyrics written by Anil Panachooran.
|1.||"Enttadukke"||Shankar Mahadevan, Rimi Tomy, Pappukutty Bhagavathar, Subbalakshmi||4:35|
|2.||"Pancharachiri"||Franco, Sithara Krishnakumar||4:33|
|3.||"Kunjaade Kurumbanade"||Madhu Balakrishnan||4:29|
|4.||"Changathi Kuyile"||Master Anuragh, Kumari Yogini V Prabhu||3:29|
The film is one of the blockbusters of 2010. IMDB gave the film a 7.1 rating, which indicates high performance. Nowrunning.com gave the film 2/5 stars stating that "Shafi's new film might definitely appeal to people who are on the lookout for a few nontoxic laughs. And for those who wish to see Dileep in roles that offer some substance, this is it."
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- "Kerala Box-Office: April 14-May 15, 2011". Sify. 19 May 2011.
- "Biju Menon gets a big break!". Sify. 6 January 2011.